Here’s a series of forum posts that describes the going-ons in the Harry Potter books, and shock is what I can divulge from the posts. A man has been raped by a woman (shocking, but this happens more often that you think). Bullying has been taken to a potentially homicidal level. Children curse and drink alcoholic beverages.
And they call this a children’s book.
Had the Harry Potter series been written today, J. K. Rowling probably would have been given a lifetime writing ban (is this even possible?). I mean, come on! Children’s books are supposed to be full of adventure, mystery, and good old-fashioned fun, not violence. And yet, the original fairy tales have so much violence in them that not even Disney can make the stories family-friendly.
If a child is going to read a book that may have violence and other things in it, it would be wise if the adult checks out the book first. This can solve so many problems that stem from “bad books for good children“.
- How J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series changed my life (swlothian.wordpress.com)
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- I Love Harry Potter. That is all. (sarahjaneportfolio.wordpress.com)
- Perchance a Return to Hogwarts? (hippiexpastor.wordpress.com)
- How Can We Help Parents to Find Quality Books for their Children? (jkrbooks.typepad.com)
- Dealing with blended family problems. (powerofconfidence.wordpress.com)
- Why children become ungrateful. (ladyindestructible.wordpress.com)